Click here for Daily Gk Quiz                          Click here for Weekly Gk Capsule                          Click here for Daily Gk Updates
Home > Exams > IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria


Welcome to ixamBee!

IBPS SO Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for applying to the posts prescribed under IBPS SO 2017-18 exam is detailed below: 

Nationality / Citizenship: 

A candidate must be either –  

(i) a Citizen of India or  

(ii) a subject of Nepal or 

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or 

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India


Educational Qualification 

Age Limit for applying to IBPS SO is between 20 and 30 years. Age will be reckoned as on 27.11.2017. 

Post Code

Name of the Post

Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies)


I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

a) 4 year Engineering/ Technology Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & 3 Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level


Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri. Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry/Forestry/ Agricultural Biotechnology/ Food Science/ Agriculture Business Management/ Food Technology/ Dairy Technology/ Agricultural Engineering


Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.


Law Officer (Scale I)

A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council


HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

Graduate and Two Years Full time Post Graduate degree or Two Years Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR / HRD/ Social Work / Labour Law.


Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Graduate and Two Years Full time MMS (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time MBA (Marketing)/ Two Years Full time PGDBA / PGDBM/ PGPM/ PGDM with specialization in Marketing

  • In case of dual specialisations, one of the fields of specialisation should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specialisations, major specialisation should be in the stream prescribed.
  • Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specialisations are not eligible to apply.


Relaxation of upper Age Limit 


Upper Age limit

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years


Other Backward Classes

3 years


Persons With Disability

10 years


Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment

5 years


Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89

5 years


Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years



Know about Exam Pattern for IBPS Specialist Officer

Subscribe to IBPS SO Prelims 2017-18 Mock Test Series




















How can we help you achieve this?

ixamBee offers you technology enabled personalized learning experiences that accelerate your learning and ability to score high. Our interactive videos enhance your learning and our uniquely designed practice questions continue to pose challenge for you. Our experts train you in mastering winning techniques to clear the exam.